Kicking Off My 2013 Campaign – Mike Linstead
With this seemingly endless winter finally releasing its icy grasp on the country I’ve been able to begin putting my plan of attack together on my new water.
As I’ve mentioned in earlier articles, my prep work began back in December and I’ve been visiting the water over the winter months to get a feel for the place and try to formulate a plan for this season.
Whilst I have did fish a couple of times for the Carp in this lake, I haven’t classed those sessions as the start ...
The Only One...........................Tony Lewis
Hi Guys. Here is my first blog since joining the army
As my club Lakes are closed to get them ready to fish for the beginning of May I decided to fish a lake that I have never fished before. I chose to fish Birds Green Fishery, main reason is that it has a aerator which would keep the ice away as I knew it was going to be a cold and frosty morning. The Fishery is situated in the peace and tranquillity of the picturesque River Roding valley in the heart of the unspoilt Essex ...
Red crusty........Ashley Broughton
Finally back on my syndicate again this week. Unfortunately when the lake froze a few weeks back, it did so taking my rod tips with it and I have had to have my tips repaired.
Couldnt wait to get back here I love this lake its very peaceful and just enjoyable fishing.
This time on the bank I decided to fish peg 19 which fishes the left of the boathouse on the far margin around 200 yards to the other side. The reason was the fish were there and to get m...
There's a time and a Plaice
April has been a busy month for me work wise, so this blog is a catch up on what’s been happening since late March, fishing wise.
My last blog detailing huss fishing ended with me suggesting I would target a shore plaice. Normally I’d look for these from about the end of February, but the bitterly cold east winds the whole of the UK endured, pretty much from the end of January, had postponed the hoped for early spring. Sea temperatures on my local Welsh coast were some 2C ...
Early Evening Screamer.......
Early Evening Screamer.
Been a while since my last blog, unfortunately the weather; end of year reports for work and the best part; Granddad duties have kept me from the banks. Plus my desire to catch winter carp is waning fast as I get older, having caught them in all winter weather conditions over my 36 odd years of carping.
On arrival at the lake I was surprised to see how busy it was, I made my way up the banks till I found a quiet spot. No signs of any fish but tha...
Sitch success......Tom Forrester
With my Rh Fisheries Sitch ticket rapidly running out the Easter holidays could not come quick enough, the weather was forecast to be unseasonably cold for the holiday and many thought it knock the fishing back considerably, but my eagerness to get back could not have been greater.
I had the first weekend of the holiday pencilled into my diary for a day session, I attended the work party on the Friday previously as I broke up from school on a Thursday. Rob Hal...
Pike angling, back on the River Erne
Launching at the Carrybridge slipway, Fermanagh, is comfortable and straight-forward, albeit in full winter flood conditions at the moment. This area offers the opportunity to target pike around the back-waters and sheltered marinas en-route to the main lough. The bait-fish are inclined to move out of the strong current in favour of a less demanding environment under these winter conditions, with pike close behind them. With Glenn and me choosing the fly, and Andy opt...
Peter Collings landed his Personal Best Spurdog weighing 17Ib while anchored up on a bank. Peter was using 20Ib class tackle with a cocktail of Ammo squid and mackerel mounted on a pennel rig.
Mike Setherton a member of the Cormorants SAC landed his Personal Best Thornback Ray weighing 16Ib 3oz whilst also fishing at anchor on a bank aboard Flamer IV. Mike was using an up-tide rod with a flowing trace. The successful bait was a cocktail of Ammo squid and Mackerel mou...
A bit of a chill in the air......Clive Dobinson
A bit of a chill in the air
I see it as a vital part of my bailiff duties to be at the lake for the last week in March and the first couple of weeks in April, this is when we get anglers looking around the lake with a look to joining the syndicate and of course wanting to know what the lake holds for all species not just carp as we also have bream, tench and pike anglers wanting to know the ‘ins and outs’ of the lake stock, and, as the complex also has the fishing rights to ...
Short Session Success......Mark Bradley
Due to work commitments over the last few months I’ve been limited to time on the bank which has left me resorting to several short sessions on my local estate lake which is roughly 6 acre’s in size with an average depth of around 4-5ft and deeper area’s of about 8ft towards one end. With the lake being right on the doorstep I thought it would be an ideal water to wet a line and get some winter action. Being armed with Berkley’s Gulp Coco ‘n’ Banana in both 12 and 16mm I was ...